I have often pondered with idea of community living and Eco Villages, I have to be honest the appeal of Co-housing does not appear to grasp me. I left my years of student housing years ago and the idea of Co-Housing strikes similarities to this for me, I know people would be older and wiser with all the trimmings, but I am one that likes my quiet time. And yes even the odd time I like to wonder around in inappropriate attire, as in boxers not women clothes or anything like that, not that there is anything wrong with people who do that sort of thing.
Anyway this video shows a bit of both but mainly eco villages and while I like this idea I am not keen on how it is executed in this example. The village design means people actually have to purchase the house, like a real mortgage which to me spoils the sustainability aspect as well as the ethos of it! Thats my thought anyway, I mean their actually doing it and i’m still wrapped up in the economic world of capitalism (but with an aim to escape when I can).
Watching this did get me investigating this idea and I found the second video, now thats the kinda of house I want to living and make to me thats how Eco villages should be. Looking at the Living in the Future website I then found a Welsh Eco village that seemed to run a better system called Lammas.
I feel that Co-Housing is not the move for the future for me as people need their space, a communal building in a village should present to provide the community element, this way around it gives the residents the option. So in a round a bout round up Eco village are the way forward for me. I would love to move into one like Lammas or even set one up with some like mined people, I just have to overcome the financial problem which enforces a strange kind of irony that you have to have money to leave the system. Anyway it’s something to save and work towards and mark my words it will happen one way or another 🙂